Woman claims Arian Foster is pressuring her to abort his baby


by Jeremy Rogalski / KHOU 11 News


Posted on January 13, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 14 at 4:34 PM

HOUSTON – A Houston woman says she is pregnant with Arian Foster’s baby and she is taking the Texans running back to court.

Brittany Norwood, a 20-year-old University of Houston senior, says Foster has been pressuring her to get an abortion.

Norwood claims she didn’t know Foster was married with children when she had sex with him last summer. She said they were intimate at Hotel ZaZa where Foster was staying during training camp.

Norwood said they also spent a week together in California in November while Foster was recovering from back surgery.

Foster, who hasn't commented about the allegations, has spoken publicly about his marriage and has posted photos of his daughter on social media.

She said everything changed when she told Foster she was pregnant and wanted to keep the baby.

That’s when Foster began sending text messages urging her to end the pregnancy.

"You just can’t bring a life into this world under these circumstances," said one message, according to Norwood. "It’s not fair to anyone. It’s not just about you."

Norwood’s attorney has filed a temporary restraining order against Foster, saying he recklessly engaged in a pattern of outrageous conduct that caused Norwood to "suffer severe emotional distress."

"We want his conduct to stop," said attorney Douglas York. "We want him to communicate effectively and we want the harassment to end."

Meanwhile, Foster’s attorney, Alvin Zimmerman, said this is a matter pending in court and he’s not ready to comment.

A hearing on the restraining order is set for Wednesday morning.